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Matcha: Organic Premium-Grade Tea Powder

Matcha: Organic Premium-Grade Tea Powder

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Meticulously blended in Kyōtanabe from two types of samidori, a type of cultivar known for its balanced flavor, our premium matcha yields fresh grass and soft oceanic notes.


This matcha is suitable for preparing Americano style (with a tall serving of water) or baked goods and lattes.

Details

  • Origin: Kyōtanabe, Kyoto, Japan
  • Cultivar: Samidori
  • Artisan: Masa
  • Harvest: March 2021

Ingredients: matcha (organic ground green tea from tencha)

Caffeine level: moderate

Preparation

USUCHA ("THIN" MATCHA) AMERICANO • GRASSY + MAXIMUM BENEFITS 

  • Heat 2 oz (¼ cup) spring or filtered water to 175°F / 79°C. If preparing an iced version, you may use cool or cold water.
  • Sift ½ tsp (2–3 g) matcha into chawan (matcha bowl) or katakuchi (spouted bowl), then slowly pour in water.
  • Whisk briskly in a zig-zag motion for 15 sec or until froth appears. Alternatively, you may use an electric frother in a tall beaker.
  • Top with about 6 oz water.

    HOT LATTE • EARTHY + COMFORTING

    • Follow steps 1–3 for USUCHA.
    • Pour matcha into cup or glass along with 1 tsp maple syrup (optional).
    • Warm ¾ cup (6 oz) your choice of milk and add to matcha.

    ICED LATTE • RICH, CREAMY + SWEET

    • Follow steps 1–3 for USUCHA.
    • Fill cup with ice, Add ¾ cup (6 oz) your choice of milk (cold or room temperature).
    • Top with tea and gently swirl.

    About matcha (抹茶)

    Matcha is made from finely ground shade-grown tea leaves called "tencha." It contains about three times the antioxidants of regular green tea and is an excellent source for powerful catechins such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that are believed to have cleansing, anti-viral effects

    About premium matcha

    Premium matcha falls right in between ceremonial matcha—the highest grade, typically with a delicate flavor, meant to be consumed neat—and culinary matcha—which due to its intense flavor is best enjoyed when added to culinary creations.

    Note: In Japan, matcha is simply referred to as "matcha." The aforementioned grades are mainly used outside of Japan.

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